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2013-09-23 04:00:50

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 20-22: The biggest story of this past weekend was the landfall of Typhoon Usagi which brought flooding rains to Southeastern China including Hong Kong. Winds were over 100mph at landfall. Severe weather over the US was also found this weekend. Friday was a bad day for Mississippi with five reported tornados ranging from EF-0 to EF-2 and wind gusts in the 90-100mph. Saturday was a limited severe weather day with one...

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2013-09-20 04:00:53

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 19: Yesterday was a very cold day for many places throughout the Northern Rockies with some snow falling in the higher elevations. Severe weather occurred along the frontal boundary with one tornado in Texas. The largest hail was recorded in Minnesota at 2 inches. The strongest winds occurred in Minnesota and Iowa with gusts in between 70-80mph. The cold air was also responsible for the first frost of the season in...

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2013-09-19 04:00:37

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 18: Yesterday we saw more heavy rainfall over portions of the Southwest US where flood warnings are in effect right now. There was also an increase in severe weather over the Northern Plains with many places in eastern North Dakota and South Dakota dealing with localized flooding this morning. Severe weather yesterday included 2-inch hail in both South Dakota and North Dakota. There were multiple wind damage reports...

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2013-09-18 04:00:46

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 17: High pressure over the East Coast brought a very cold night to the region as temps fell to the freezing point. Rainfall was heavy over the Southwest. We saw two tornadoes in Idaho, two inch hail in Utah, and damaging winds in Montana with gusts around 80-85mph. Big Story Weather Discussion for September 18: Surface Map: High pressure over the Mid-Atlantic region will bring cool temps and partly cloudy...

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2013-09-17 04:00:08

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 16: High pressure over the Great Lakes and Northeast brought another round of frost and freeze conditions to the region. The Southwest dealt with another day of heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Severe weather was limited. The largest hail was recorded in Texas at 1.0-inch. The strongest winds occurred in Montana with gusts between 60-70mph. Tropical Storm Ingrid brought heavy rainfall to Mexico and also...

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2013-09-16 04:00:10

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 13-15: The big story from this weekend was the continued flooding throughout Colorado and New Mexico with both places seeing an additional 6 plus inches of rainfall. The heat continued over portions of the Plains with temps in the upper 90’s again. Tropical impacts started to move in over Southern Texas with higher seas, flooding rains and gusty winds. Severe weather was limited this past weekend to 1.0-inch hail on...

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2013-09-13 04:00:57

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 12: The heat continued from Ohio to the Upper Mississippi River Valley and southward into the Southern Plains. Severe weather was quite active yesterday. The biggest story and the most dangerous story is the flooding that is taking place in Colorado. What is happening here is that we have warm moist air moving in from the Southwest US converging with cooler air from the high pressure to the north and both air...

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2013-09-12 04:00:25

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 11: The heat continued over the Plains and into the Mid-Atlantic yesterday with high temps in the 90-100F range. Severe weather included one tornado in Northern Minnesota and 1.75in hail in Illinois. The strongest winds occurred in Upstate New York with gusts around 60-70mph. Big Story Weather Discussion for September 12: Surface Map: Low pressure moving through Southeast Canada will bring a cold front...

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2013-09-06 04:00:03

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 5: The heat continued over the Plains again with many places getting into the 90’s with heat index values near 105F. Severe weather was limited. The largest hail was 2.75 inches in South Dakota. The strongest winds came from storms over Oregon and Idaho with gusts around 60-70mph. The coldest evening lows occurred over Northern Minnesota and portions of the Eastern Lakes as temps fell into the 30’s. Tropical...

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2013-09-05 04:00:07

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from September 4: The heat continued to dominate a good portion of the Plains region. Cooler air began to slide in with the high pressure over the Great Lakes, the Eastern Plains, and the Northeast. Severe weather was limited to 2.0 inch hail over South Dakota along with 60-70mph wind gusts in Southern California. Big Story Weather Discussion for September 5: Surface Map: High pressure moving into the Great Lakes...


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Cumulus Clouds And Their Development
2012-07-16 11:04:21

Cumulus clouds are white in appearance and are formed when warm moist air near the earth’s surface is forced aloft by day time heating. Cumulus clouds are usually associated with nice weather, however if they continue to grow and get more moisture and instability with them they can turn into Towering Cumulus and CB clouds which would change the weather to increase the chance of seeing thunderstorms. Cumulus clouds are typically associated with being found ahead of the cold front and also...

2012-06-14 07:29:48

Symbol: YULO Group: Monocot Family: Agavaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   YUARP Yucca arkansana Trel. var. paniculata McKelvey   YUFR Yucca freemanii Shinners Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AR, LA, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants...

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2012-06-18 02:40:30

Symbol: ELCE Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N PR    N VI    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, NC, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division...

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2012-06-18 04:15:45

Symbol: CYAN5 Group: Dicot Family: Asclepiadaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   CYPA15 Cynanchum palustre (Pursh) A. Heller   LYPA4 Lyonia palustris (Pursh) Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta –...

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2007-02-13 10:40:23

The Four-lined Skink, Eumeces tetragrammus, is a member of the skink family Eumeces. It occurs in northern Mexico and along the Mexican Gulf coast and in western and central Texas. They prefer lightly wooded areas, rocky areas, and grasslands. There are two subspecies; The Long-lined Skink and the Short-lined Skink. The Long-lined skink is gray to light brown in color and has light stripes from the eyes extending to beyond its forelegs. The Short-lined skink is darker in color and has...

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